The Sipi Falls are located in Sipi village, Kapchorwa district, in eastern Uganda. The falls include a series of three spectacular waterfalls which lie on the foothills of Mount Elgon. The falls are an amazing attraction of the eastern region that one should consider to visit. It is a 4-5 hours’ drive from Kampala through Jinja, Mbale to Kapchorwa.
Day 1 : Trip to sipi falls from Kampala
Day 2: Bird watching, local coffee processing experience and local cultural experience.
Day three: Return to Kampala.
Sipi river lodge: a lodge that is quite exquisite, intimate, comfortable located in the foothills of Mount Elgon hence very easy to access the Sipi waterfalls
Lacam lodge: a relaxing place to be and stay built on slopes of Mount Elgon with amazing views of Sipi falls
What is included;
Transport- tour vehicle, fuel and English speaking driver
Full board accommodation for the two nights
Bottled drinking water
What is not included
Cost for anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.
Day 1 : trip to sipi falls from Kampala
Leave Kampala around 7:00am with a pick up from the hotel of your residence, using Jinja highway to eastern Uganda. Catch a glimpse of the most amazing features along the way, that is; Mabira rain forest and River Nile in Jinja. Lunch will be had at any restaurant of your choice along the way.
On arrival, you will have to pick some walking sticks from the locals around for the trek preparation. Set out to hike to the top most waterfall. Reach the waterfall and come close to the pool with that cool breeze and cold splashes to take away the sweat, fatigue. Along the way, you will come across a trail that cuts into the cliff, move to it to look at the overwhelming views behind the waterfall.
After spending some good time, head to the other water falls located midway which has a small cave where you will relax for a bit and enjoy the marvelous views of the slopes of Mount Elgon. Thereafter head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: bird watching, local coffee processing experience and local cultural experience.
It is known that Mount Elgon is among Uganda’s destinations for birds. Have an early morning breakfast and head out to the birding experience, where you will come across different beautiful types of birds. Head to the lower slopes of Mount Elgon where you will come across the Sipi popular coffee farming. You will join a household where you get to see and go through the experience of local coffee processing.
Thereafter, move to the local communities inhibited by the Sabin, a tribe with interesting ancient cultures mostly known for the female circumcision, the local cultural dances are also quite interesting to look at. Head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day three: return to Kampala.
Enjoy the breakfast, check out and return back to Kampala or Entebbe.
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